2011, 2010 and earlier:
Dec 2011: Inclusion comes from Awareness, Acceptance and Sensitization. We continue to encourage Students to think BEYOND DISABILITIES.... The theme for the Film Making Contest at LaissezFaire2011 - Beyond Disabilities, Infinite Possibilities - at Symbiosis was suggested and sponsored by EKansh Trust.
*3rd December 2011: World Disability Day
Posters were displayed St Mary's School, Pune, Bishops Co-Ed Pune, Symbiosis VN, Pune, Blood Bank, Mariplex KN, etc. College Campaigns carried out in Wadia College, Symbiosis SB Road, Symbiosis VN, Bishops School, Mahindra World College, Mulshi, etc. Corporate Executives from WNS, IBM, Cognizant, Tieto, Symantec, Aegis, GKN Driveshafts, KK Nag, GTT, etc participated in our meeting. We launched the Early Awareness Kit on 3rd December 2011
*1200 calendars on Awareness about Early Intervention to distribute among health workers in rural and urban slum areas ....the process begins in earnest.
* 2rd December: Campaign in colleges and schools in Pune..also in organizations by volunteers.
* 24 / 25 November Orientation and sensitization session for volunteers - and corporate executives - for the 3rd December campaign
*17th November- BNY Mellon: Diversity Week
* 10th October - NICMAR sensitization for students
*8th October - Sports day for orphanage with Hearing Impaired and Mentally challenged kids with Hope for the Children Foundation
*Fergusson College VI students: 25th August Human rights and Disability: A talk
*CSR and Disability: 23 August Workshop at Symbiosis School of Economics
*Silent Eloquence III: 13/14 August, Pune. Introduction to basic Indian Sign Language.
*26th July Workshop for trainers and teachers of PwD
*26th July Mobilized candidates for Infosys BPO interviews in Pune
*8 July 2011 Managing Trustee and Founder of EKansh, Anita Narayan Iyer was invited by NASSCOM to speak at their Diversity and Inclusion Conference.
*March/April 2011: EKansh collaborates with Bajaj Allianz, Pune, in their effort to Include Visually Impaired candidates in their workforce. We conducted an Access Audit of their Pune Office and recommended necessary modifications.
Preliminary interviews conducted at Bajaj Allianz on 8/4/11
*15th March 2011: EKansh facilitates and co-ordinates training of Hearing Impaired Candidates by Enable India at Bal Kalyan Sanstha. 13 of these candidates are recruited by CCD via Enable India
*11 March 2011: Our first training program at Pune University for Visually Impaired candidates in Personality Development and Employability Skills.
*12th February 2011: Meeting with NGOs and Candidates alongwith Corporate Trainers organized by EKansh at BKS. Assessment of employability skills of candidates.
* 8 January: Meeting at Bal Kalyan Sanstha with heads of various NGOs and institutes for PwD alongwith Corporate Trainers organized by EKansh and BKS to discuss training programs for candidates with disabilities.
*11 January: Ekansh Founder and Managing Trustee Anita Narayan Iyer was invited as Chief Guest at the annual day celebrations at Suhrud Mandal, Pune. EKansh Members Ramona Parsani and Girish Sharangpani also attended the event.
2011: We began the year with THANKS to all our supporters.
JOB FAIR for PEOPLE WITH disABILITIES 25/26 Sept
.Teach for India and Akanksha: Participation as part of expert panel on inclusive education
.NASA (National Association of Students of Architecture) West Zone Convention D Y Patil College, Pune Importance of Barrier Free Architecture
.EKansh - NIASA [NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN ARCHITECTURE] 5 day workshop on Barrier Free Architecture for professors from around the country conducted in collaboration with experts in Disability issues and Barrier Free Design and Architecture
EKansh workshop for Akanksha Kids on Disability Awareness
April 2010 Events
.MICA, Ahmedabad, Sensitization session at launch of NGO Dare-India
March 2010 Events
IIT Roorkee: 27th March 2010:EKansh Interactive session with students of Architecture on the Importance of Universal (Barrier-free) Design at IIT-R's COGNIZANCE.
Silent Eloquence: I - Certification
NASA ( National Association of Students of Architecture) Zonal Convention - SMVDU, Jammu EKansh workshops on accessibility
SILENT ELOQUENCE II : Indian Sign Language for beginners 29th Nov '09 - 21 March '10
Park for the disabled: EKansh voluntarily submitted formal detailed suggestions to Raheja Constructions for modification of the park opposite Ruby Hall to make it disabled friendly. Changes began right away and are on in full swing for wheelchair-able pathways and possibly a ' touch and smell' section for the Visually Impaired. Hopefully the rest will follow.
August 2009: Our seminar on Accessibility and Inclusion which was the conclusion of a competition on BARRIER FREE DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE in Pune.
The first day was the prize giving ceremony and discussions and talks on Barrier Free Design.
The second day saw activists and experts on different disabilities speak on the need for Inclusion. This was a landmark event in Pune.
25/02/2010: Interactive session on Disabilities and Human Dignity for students of Philosophy at JDV Institute, Pune.
18/01/2010 & 18/02/2010: Presentations and interactive sessions on 'Human rights and Accessibility' for teachers of the Hearing Impaired (Mah) at RCI/ ISL workshop Ayodhya Charitable Trust, Pune
Disability Awareness Workshops
* IIT Roorkee: 27th March 2010:EKansh Interactive session with students of Architecture on the Importance of Universal (Barrier-free) Design at IIT-R's COGNIZANCE.
* NASA ( National Association of Students of Architecture) Zonal Convention - SMVDU, Jammu -EKansh workshops on accessibility
* The Pune Seminar "No Disabilities, Infinite Possibilities" 7/8 Aug '09 Preceded by a competition in Barrier Free rachitecture for Arch Students in Pune
* Lecture at JDV, Pune on Human Dignity and Disabilities.
*Silent Eloquence: I – Introduction to Indian Sign Language and the issues of the Hearing Impaired. Basic ISL conversation and applications of ISL.
Weekend introductory workshop in ISL (Indian Sign Language) 10/11 Oct '09, Faith Centre, Viman Nagar
* Lectures/workshops at various centres on Disability and Human rights for teachers of the Hearing Impaired
* Weekend ISL workshop under the Avanti Banner at Clover Centre in 2007.